The Record Collection

Kenny Dorham: Afro-Cuban  (1955)

Blue Note BLP 1535

Track list:

01 – Afrodisia
02 – Lotus Flower
03 – Minor’s Holiday
04 – Basheer’s Dream
05 – K.D.’s Motion
06 – La Villa
07 – Venita’s Dance
08 – Echo of Spring (K.D.’s Cab Ride)
09 – Minor’s Holiday (alt tk)

Personnel:

Kenny Dorham – trumpet
Jay Jay Johnson – trombone (#01-04,09)
Hank Mobley – tenor sax
Cecil Payne – baritone sax
Horace Silver – piano
Oscar Pettiford – bass (#01-04,09)
Percy Heath – bass (#05-08)
Carlos “Patato” Valdes – congas (#01-04,09)
Richie Goldberg – cowbells (#01-04,09)
Art Blakey – drums

Supervision by: Alfred Lion
Recording Engineer: Rudy van Gelder
Liner notes: Leonard Feather
Cover design: Reid Miles
Photo by Francis Wolff

#01-04,09 recorded on March 29, 1955
#05-08 recorded on January 30, 1955 at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey.

#01-04 originally issued in 1955 as Blue Note BLP 5065.
#05-07 originally issued in 1957 as Blue Note BLP 1535.
#08 originally issued on box 2 of “40 Years Of Jazz: The History Of Blue Note” (Blue Note 1A158-83385/8) in Holland.
#09 originally issued in 1987 on the first CD edition of this album.

Re-mastered in 2007 by Rudy Van Gelder. All transfers from analog to digital made at 24-bit resolution.

Re-issue Producer – Michael Cuscuna
Re-issue liner notes: Bob Blumenthal

Afro-Cuban notes (pdf – 78KB)

 

 

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